Find some new gluts exercises in the class exercise section. These exercises are similar to the ones we do in class and have been taken from Dr Chatterjee.com website. Really clearly explained. Have a go and wake up those sleepy gluts to help with your posture and walking.
A few people have been suffering with cramping feet/toes so I thought I would look into it a bit more. I found some useful advice that a few people in the classes have tried with good effect so I thought I would share the information.
To counter balance the clawing cramping in feet and toes you need to stretch them out. You can do this by using silicone toe separators – there are many types so look at reviews and see what you think – here is an example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicone-Toe-Separators-Spreaders-Overlapping/dp/B07DCCYJ1X/ref=sr_1_15_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543483108&sr=8-15&keywords=silicone+toe+separators
The people I know who have had good success in under one week have used them for 20 minutes to one hour prior to going to bed and have relieved there night cramps considerably. Let me know if you try them so I can report back to people with your result.
Also think about your foot wear – our feet need space in our shoes for our toes to spread rather than be cramped inside narrow fitting shoes – so check out your shoes and see if you might be more comfortable in a wider, more spacious shoe or go barefoot in the house. This podcast is worth a listen to understand how important our feet are to us https://drchatterjee.com/stay-pain-free-foot-collective/
Good luck and keep me posted
I don’t advocate any of these items as I have not tried many. But they are worth a look and a laugh at some – the YogaToes for one – although if they work then who is laughing!
I came across this article and thought of the great community spirit in our classes.
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This article is worth a read to reinforce the importance of repetition and copying movement.
Try filming yourselves and play back to see if you can improve your movement. Remember is it essential to MOVE BETTER.
Check out this inspiring short story. Exercise, goals and motivation is an amazing combination when facing Parkinson’s. I look forward to hearing some of your challenges and ambitions after watching this. This is the time to challenge yourselves and head for that goal.
Sign up for the next block of classes starting at the beginning of June. And the great news is that the Amersham and High Wycombe Branch of ParkinsonsUK are kindly giving a subsidy of 3 half price blocks of classes a year. Read more
We are pleased to announce New classes for those with more advanced Parkinson’s or less fit individuals. They are based on the PDPower classes but at a slower pace. Carers are encouraged and welcome to attend to support individuals. All assessments and prices are the same as PDPower. Carers attend for free. Come along, have some fun and see us in action.
I am very excited to announce the launch of my first 10 week PD Warrior Licensed Program in February 2018. The class will be at Bisham Abbey Sports Centre SL7 1RR, near Maidenhead and Marlow. Sign up in January to secure a place and have your assessment . See more details on the PD Warrior Page.
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